Bring Hispanic Heritage Month to Life: A Collection of Resources
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Celebrate the cultures and traditions of those who can trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean! September 15 is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16 and Chile follows suit on September 18.
These engaging classroom activities will help your students learn about Hispanic culture with no shortage of excitement. You can teach your class Hispanic history, art, and music or let your students explore fantastic Hispanic web resources to find their own interests.
Browse our book lists, crafts, and lesson plans to bring a little bit of Hispanic Heritage right to your classroom, no matter where you are!
Award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan writes books for adults, picture books for children, and novels for older students. Her works include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, Becoming Naomi Leon, The Dreamer, Esperanza Rising, Paint the Wind, and Riding Freedom, which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpré medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award.
From Aztec math to Carnival masks, these activities help students celebrate hispanic culture while appreciating their own.
Teacher Advisor Marissa Ochoa shares activities to commemorate the achievements of Cesar Chavez.
This collection of book lists and web resources provides lesson plan ideas, interactive student activities, handy print-outs, and more.
Early childhood experts Dora Pulido-Tobiassen and Janet Gonzalez-Mena share tips on teaching diversity in the classroom.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with these fiction and nonfiction books.
This unit plan was created from a teacher's experiences backpacking in central Mexico. Includes classroom crafts.
With this lesson, students are introduced to the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, while learning about the human skeleton.
Students will discover Mexican culture, crafts, and cuisine with hands-on projects.
Use the beloved novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan as inspiration to improve students' writing skills. Students use story starters and historical fiction journal writing as a background.